Grade 4 and 5, Week of May 25th

Happy Memorial Day Week!

Let’s take a look at some rhythms again. This use the dotted quarter and eighth combo we’ve been working on:

Next, let’s learn to sign and sing The Star Spangled Banner. It’s the national anthem of our country, which means it’s the official song:

Lastly, this week would have been the Gettysburg/Philadelphia Trip. Here is a parody of Cheap Thrills all about the Civil War!

Lastly, here is a Civil War song you may recognize. Words are included so you can sing along:

When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’ll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we’ll all feel glad
When Johnny comes marching home.

The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we’ll all feel glad
When Johnny comes marching home.

Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’ll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we’ll all feel glad
When Johnny comes marching home.

Let love and friendship on that day,
Hurrah, hurrah!
Their choicest pleasures then display,
Hurrah, hurrah!
And let each one perform some part,
To fill with joy the warrior’s heart,
And we’ll all feel glad
When Johnny comes marching home.

Grade 4 and 5, Week of May 18th

Hello!

Let’s start this week with some rhythms!

Feel free to try the K-1 or 2-3 rhythms as well. Just click on the other lessons under “Home Lessons”

Here is a video made by a friend to practice clapping as well! Some of the rhythms are meant for Middle-schoolers, but even if you aren’t successful on the first try, he leads you through it.

Optional:
Try this Lego activity I recorded for the 2nd and 3rd graders

Last week, we were also talking about dances driving pop music forward. Here is a version of a dance that was super popular when I was younger:

Think about how TikTok has made songs popular because of the dance challenges! (That’s not an assignment, just think about it)

Miss you all!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade, Week of May 11th

Happy Monday!
Let’s sing some songs together!

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Can you believe it snowed last week! Looks like this week will be a bunch of rain, so sing along with Rain, Rain, go away with me


Let’s try a dance song together!

Lastly, would you please try this Tempo activity by Mrs. Clark! Fast and slow means Tempo! Fast and slow means Tempo! Fast and slow means Tempo!

I miss you all! I’ll hop in to as many Meets as I can this week.